Dr. Michael Byun
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Affiliation:American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Medical Association, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
A Minute With
Why did you develop the “byun method”?
I was seeing the effects of the
overuse of Botox and fillers.
Too much Botox will weaken
facial muscles, and fillers over
time can deflate the skin as the
product wears out. Fat grafting
under the eyes may result in
fatty pockets over the years. The
answer: repair the muscles!
How do you approach facial rejuvenation?
With my “Byun Method” facelift.
It was first reported by me at
Northwestern University, the
Chicago Plastic Surgery Society
and the American College of
Surgeons. It is a muscle repair
without removing any skin.
The skin just redrapes over
the repositioned muscle
What are you best known for?
Facelifts, breast and body
work, facial muscle repair, vertical breast lift and corrective liposuction with a micro liposuction technique.
What is the most common medical myth you’ve ever heard?
That fillers are an anti-aging
treatment. This is not true. In
my opinion, fillers will make you
age faster at a certain point. Stop
getting injections if you see the
issues that you are treating are
getting worse, not better
How do you manage patient expectations?
I ask them how old they feel. One
hundred percent of the time they
will say an age younger than their
chronological age. I do my best to
match their face to the age they
feel on the inside
How do you enhance the patient experience?
Myself and my caring staff walk
each patient through the entire
process—from consultation to
procedure to recovery. We answer
every question and are here to
meet every patient need
How my patients describe me
I’ve had many patients
refer to me as “The Doctor
with Magic Hands”
How i would spend extra time in day
Painting and spending time
with my wife and three children
The accolade that means the most
I was the first resident
chosen by Northwestern
Plastic Surgery to start and
finish its integrated sevenyear
- “Mid-Face Muscle Facelift”
- Asian Blepharoplasty
- Lower Eyelid Lift
- Mandible Shaving - Bone / Muscle
- “Frown Line Release”
- “V-Line Facial Contouring”
- Chin / Cheek Augmentation
- Lip Augmentation
- Butt Augmentation
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift
- Breast Reconstruction
- Breast Reduction
- Botox® Cosmetic
- Chemical Peel
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Radio-Frequency (RF) Skin Tightening
- Skin Care